To make up for it, I am filling up the weekends and evenings with trips, activities, and opportunities to see friends. I would rather have too much to do than too little.
Downtime for me sometimes consists of thinking about a future trips, sitting in a coffee shop with a computer keeping up with news and friends who are scattered all over the world, or going for a run in Forest Park.
I like to slip out of town to go floating down a river or hiking in the woods. If I can go dancing or hear live music a few times a month, it is a good thing. With most of my friends, spending sometime talking over a beer or a coffee is really rewarding.
I consider myself extremely luckily to have lived in various countries of Africa over the past decade. Thinking of the people I met and the places I went fill me with joy. I love telling stories about my experiences, but they interfered with my romantic life. I don't regret the choices I made, but when I am with my partnered friends, I get reminded of what I sacrificed. So, I am hoping to balance my life a bit.
I would like to find someone for whom adventure and reliability co-exist. I am guess I am looking for someone interested in people, in doing things, and in seeing what the possibilities are. I would like to be able to tell you what I am looking for, but it is not simple to articulate. When I think of my relationships and attractions, they tend to be engaged people with a patience and a curiosity about humanity. (Vague, I know.)
A final thought: If nothing else, there are so many restaurants I would love an excuse to try. Just dinner.